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  1. #1

    Which Nvidia driver for me?

    Hi all, I'm a linux newbie and I'm hoping to do some gaming soon with the help of Cedega.

    I have a Geforce 6800 GT that I'm attempting to install drivers for. I loaded Slackware 10 this evening and just chose for it to use the generic kernal. When I go to the Nvidia driver download site, I'm getting three choices: Linux IA32, Linux AMD64 and Linux IA64.

    I'm running an AMD 64, but I'm guessing the default kernal perhaps was 32 bit? Should I go with the 32 driver or the AMD64 one?


    AMD 64 3200
    MSI K8 MoBo, built-in NIC and Sound (which I haven't gotten working yet)
    1 Gig DDR400 RAM
    6800 GT

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    The IA32 is the only one that'll work since the kernel is telling everything that you're on i686.

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    If you recompiled the kernel as 64 bit, then you could use the 64 bit ones. I highly reccomend recompiling the kernel for 64-bit anyways, you'll get a lot higher performance out of it.
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